Stop the Bleed
Why Take This Class?
Today we live in a world where terrorism, the actions of unstable people, and the dangerous impulses of friends and relatives are very real and becoming increasingly more frequent.
Massive bleeding from any cause, but particularly from an active shooter or explosive event where a response is delayed can result in death. Similar to how the general public learns and performs CPR, the public must learn proper bleeding control techniques, including how to use their hands, dressings, and tourniquets. Victims can quickly die from uncontrolled bleeding, within five to 10 minutes.
However, anyone at the scene can act as immediate responder and save lives if they know what to do. BleedingControl.org supports President Barack Obama’s policy directive for national preparedness (Presidential Policy Directive 8), which targets preparedness as a shared responsibility of the government, the private and nonprofit sectors, and individual citizens.
Motivated by the 2012 tragedy in Sandy Hook and multiple tragedies that have occurred in the ensuing years, what has become known as the Hartford Consensus was convened to bring together leaders from law enforcement, the federal government, and the medical community to improve survivability from manmade or natural mass casualty events. The resulting injuries from these events generally present with severe bleeding which, if left unattended, can result in death. The participants of the Hartford Consensus concluded that by providing first responders (law enforcement) and civilian bystanders the skills and basic tools to stop uncontrolled bleeding in an emergency situation, lives would be saved. The first responder program has received very good response and is widely being used across the country. The next step is to focus on needs of civilian bystanders.
Civilians need basic training in Bleeding Control principles so they are able to provide immediate, frontline aid until first responders are able to take over care of an injured person. Due to many situations, there may be a delay between the time of injury and the time a first responder is on the scene. Without civilian intervention in these circumstances, preventable deaths will occur.
The American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma is leading the effort to save lives by teaching the civilian population to provide vital initial response to stop uncontrolled bleeding in emergency situations. This will be accomplished by the development of a comprehensive and sustainable bleeding control education and information program targeted to civilians that will inform, educate and empower the 300+million citizens of the United States.
Michael Patrick is a certified Stop the Bleed Trainer. If you would like training in the Stop the Bleed program and are located near East Tennessee, feel free to reach out to us!
No prior medical training is necessary!
The course is 90 minutes in length and will cover the following topics:
- Choosing the right treatment for wounds
- Use of Hemostatic Gauze / Wound Packing
- Improvised Tourniquets and Bandaging
- Application of North American Rescue’s CAT Tourniquet
- Application of SWAT-T Tourniquet
- Application of Pressure Bandages
- Application of Chest Seals
For whom is the training appropriate?
Anyone and everyone. The course is a mix of Power Point presentation and hands-on experience applying the skills you learn in the class. This type of training is often done with groups such as:
- Church Groups
- Sunday School Classes
- Boy/Girl Scouts
- Civic Clubs
- Public School Classes
- Homeschool Groups
- and more.
Training has been done by as young as 8 years old.
Potential for serious injury can happen to anyone at any time. Whether traveling by vehicle, walking, working in a shop or the kitchen, mowing the yard, or whatever, potential for serious injury can happen to a loved one or yourself? Or, you may happen upon someone who has been injured. Would you know what to do? This class will ensure you are prepared.
Get certified today!
Each participant will receive a full color certificate from Stop the Bleed and Dragon Tactical International upon completion of the course.
There are no age restrictions for the training as we feel that everyone should know how to treat life-threatening injuries.
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Interested in hosting a Stop the Bleed training session, we would love to hear from you! Just complete the form below and we will get back with you.
Outside of East Tennessee and want to find a local class? Check the official Stop the Bleed website for the latest classes: https://cms.bleedingcontrol.org/class/search.
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